Head to Piazza San Marco, which is surrounded by elegant architecture. Here you will find the Basilica di San Marco, Venice's iconic cathedral. For truly breathtaking sights, buy a ticket to the top to admire the square from above; the views are especially magical at sunset!
Cicchetti is probably the most popular food in Venice, where taking time to enjoy some small aperitivo snacks at a wine bar before dinner is a popular event. Like many other cities in Italy, an aperitivo often consists of an Aperol spritz or prosecco too!
For main meals, located next to the sea, Venice is known for its seafood such as sarde in soar (sweet and sour sardines) and possibly one of the most Venetian dishes around, risotto al nero di seppia. This is a unique dish where squid ink is used to give a jet black colour to the rice, and is combined with wine, onions and tomatoes.
Located in the heart of the historical centre and overlooking romantic bridges and old Venetian Palaces, the Starhotels Splendid Venice offers guests a unique stay. Enjoy an aperitivo on the rooftop terrace while you admire the stunning views of the Basilica di San Marco. With its own private dock on the canal, the hotel can be reached by gondola or water taxi.
Londra Palace has been welcoming artists, poets and travellers to Venice since 1853. Its spectacular location overlooking the lagoon, with the main square just a few minutes' walk away, makes it an ideal base for exploring the city's main attractions. Spend your evenings relaxing in the award-winning bar, or enjoy spectacular dishes at the excellent restaurant.
If you are ready to start planning your Venice adventure, you can easily book online today to enjoy fantastic offers at our resorts. We look forward to bringing you the real Italy.